After a long-awaited return, Sha’Carri Richardson brought her A-game for her race against the women’s 100m Olympic medalists. However, she did not perform the way she intended and came in last place during the Prefontaine Classic in Eugene, Oregon Since her loss, she has insisted to the world that she’s “not done.”
The sprinter had the time of 11.14 seconds in her 100m race, nearly an entire second behind Elaine Thompson-Herah, who won the race. Thompson-Herah also is an Olympic gold medalist and her time was clocked in at 10.54 seconds, making her the second-fastest woman in history. Richardson ended up withdrawing from the 200m race after her loss.
Sha’Carri Richardson refuses to give up
“It was a great return back to the sport,” the track star told an NBC reporter, according to ESPN. “I wanted to be able to come and perform having a month off. … Not upset at myself at all. This is one race. I’m not done. You know what I’m capable of…I’m not done. I’m the sixth-fastest woman in this game, ever. And can’t nobody ever take that from me. Congratulations to the winners. Congratulations to the people that won, but they’re not done seeing me yet. Period.”
Sha’Carri Richardson first gained the interest of the public when she showed up to the US Olympic Trials in full glam makeup, striking tattoos, bright hair, and finished with one of the fastest times ever recorded. Shortly after she gained a spot on Team USA, she was suspended for marijuana usage and was taken off the roster for the 2020 Tokyo Games.
“This last month was a journey for me, but that’s no excuse, because at the end of the day I’m an athlete,” the runner told reporters. She offered the information, “Today was a day, but it’s not every day. It’s not the end of the world. And like I say, if you count me out, jokes on you.”
Thompson-Hera beats her Olympic time in Eugene
Although Sha’Carri Richardson’s performance wasn’t what she wanted it to be, gold medalist Elaine Thompson-Herah had an amazing day on the track. In 1988 Florence Griffith Joyce set the women’s world record for fastest recorded running time with a shocking 100m time of 10.49. Amazingly, Thompson-Herah had a time of 10.54, making her the second-fastest woman of all time and also beating her time at the Olympics.
“I’m a little bit surprised because I’ve not run that fast in five years and I actually ran fast at the championships,” she commented. ” “But to come back here after two weeks to run another personal best is really amazing.”
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